How’s it going? Nice.
I’m writing this post today because my very good friend, Bruiser (sometimes called Vanessa), is on a mission to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (lls.org). She’s running for LLS Woman of The Year, so not only does she want to help fight cancer, she wants to beat the other people who are helping fight cancer. (who doesn’t like winning?) You can find her personal donation page, with more details about her mission, here: Bruiser’s LLS Page
Bruiser has been working so, so hard these last few months. I was hoping we could help her out, and help out a great cause at the same time.
I’ve set up a charity tournament on Pokerstars, and I’d love you guys to come play. Stars tried to help out, but were unable to withhold a portion of the prize pool for us, so we ask that by entering, you agree to donate 50% of any winnings. We will be offering non-cash prizes as a thank you (some valuable ones so far, I’d like to think).
The details are as follows:
Date: March 11, 2012, at 3:00pm EST
Tournament ID: 525144041
Tourney Name: Phil&Bru’s LLS Event
***We ask that you agree to donate 50% of any winnings from this event to LLS (transfer to my account and I’ll send to LLS)***
Password: donatetoLLS (case sensitive)
1st Place: 2 Hours of Private Coaching from me
2nd Place: 1 Hour of Private Coaching from me
3rd-10th Place: TBD
Any help we can get will be very much appreciated.
Added to the prize pool so far:
-1 Hour of Coaching from expert Mental Coach Jared Tendler
-1 Copy of “The Mental Game of Poker” signed by Jared Tendler
-5 one month memberships to Cardrunners
-5 copies of HoldemManager (or equal store credit, if you already have HEM)
-1 Hour of coaching from Jason Koon
Thank you so much, to all of the people donating, both prizes and money, and everyone helping to spread the word of this event and LLS.
I will decide soon how to split up the prizes. If I continue to get donations and the player pool doesn’t grow too large, I will set some aside for a 2nd tournament, or charity auction. We have 50ish now, which is $500, while the current prizes are valued at roughly $10,000. However, all of the above prizes WILL be included in the prize pool for this tournament on the 11th, regardless of how many sign ups we get. Tell your friends!
1st place – 2hrs of private coaching from me
2nd place – 1hr of private coaching from me
3rd-6th – Choose in order between 1hr coaching from Jared Tendler (+signed book), Jason Koon, or Jorryt.
7th-12th – 1 copy of Holdem Manager AND 1 month membership to Cardrunners.com
Any other prize donations – I appreciate all the emails I’ve received. Due to the lower than expected turnout for this event, and the abundance of prizes, I’m going to think of something else to do with the rest of the prizes. I’ll contact you to see if you’re still interested in donating the prizes at a later date. Thank you so much!
See you guys at the tables tomorrow!
If you’d like to help us out by donating coaching, or whatever else you can think of (an autographed pair of your pants), please email me at Galfond28@gmail.com and I’ll update this page with a full list of prizes as the date approaches. If you’d like to contribute to LLS on your own, please go to This Page and find the donation link.
Also, if you could help spread the word about this event, that would be super cool. Twitter, Facebook, Post Cards, Tumblr (does anyone know what Tumblr even does? I have no idea).
Thanks for reading (Bruiser thanks you too).
Take care, guys.